Business Growth Workshop Portsmouth

Business Growth Workshop Portsmouth
Event on 2013-11-20 17:00:00

Eventbrite for tickets here

Business Growth Workshop

Business growth monthly workshops, brought to you by Tillison Consulting in partnership with Innovation Warehouse and CV Wow are designed to guide start-ups and SMEs through the challenging process of taking an initial idea, product or service through to full market entry, sales generation and growth – quickly and sustainably.


It’s a critical stage for any new business, product or service, digital, creative or otherwise, and it’s essential to get it right first time. In each workshop, we will have special guest speakers from discussing their areas of expertise followed by Q&A and finally an opportunity to mingle and network with the other attendants.

What’s the point?

  • §  To give business owners help, support and advice to take their business to the next stage.
  • §  To create a resource hub for businesses of Portsmouth and surrounding area.
  • §  To bring local businesses together to create new opportunities, connections and friendships.

Workshops in:

  • §  Digital Marketing
  • §  Web Design / Web Development
  • §  Branding & Design
  • §  Human Resources
  • §  Finance & Funding

Forthcoming Dates:

Wednesday 2nd October 2013Hello and welcome!

For our first event, we are very fortunate to have three very special guests, not only are they each delivering a talk in their chosen field of expertise but they're also the BGW partners who helped make this event happen. 

They'll be giving tips and advice for all the challenges that SMEs may be facing during the first few years of trading. They're also be a opportunity for everyone to ask questions to the speakers and network after the talks.

 Plan for the evening:

5:00-5:10 – Introduction and Drinks 
5:10-5:40 – Mark Tillison 
5:40-6:10 – Darren Flynn 
6:10-6:40 – Shena Mitchell 
6:40-7:00 – Mingle, Drinks & Network


Mark Tillison "Digital Marketing for Small Businesses"

Founder and Managing Director of Tillison Consulting, Mark Tillison is an established figure in the Digital Marketing arena. With years of experience in the industry he is an enthusiastic and dynamic speaker who can invigorate and inspire businesses of all shapes and sizes to maximise their digital marketing potential.

Follow Mark on Twitter: @tillison 
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Darren Flynn "Recruitment Methodologies available to your HR function"

Darren Flynn has been in the online recruitment industry for many years. Having previously work of one of the UK biggest job boards, establishing developing and growing a number of specialists niche sites across a number of different industries. This knowledge and experiences lead him to CvWow Ltd, a local company that has been pioneering the fixed price recruitment methodology for the past few years.

Follow Darren on Twitter: @joinCVWOW 
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Shena Mitchell "Funding options for businesses"

Shena is a Strategic Entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience as a Researcher and Marketer, having managed her own business she then became a senior lecturer for thirteen years at the University of Portsmouth where she taught Market Research on the MA Marketing and MBA.

More recently Shena has gained extensive high-level exposure at Highbury College Portsmouth as Head of Business and Innovation where she worked diplomatically, and sensitively, with Government and Strategic Partners. She is also one of the directors at Innovation Wareshouse.

Follow Shena on Twitter: @shenamitchell 
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For tickets to the BGW on 2 October, see here


Wednesday 6th November 2013

Speakers: TBC

Wednesday 4th December 2013
Speakers: TBC

Feel free to contact Tillison Consulting for additional details:


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